Dr. Scout is the director of the Network for LGBT Health Equity at The Fenway Institute, an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, and a Huffington Post blogger. He is a frequent public speaker and cultural competency trainer who specializes in tobacco, wellness, transgender health, social determinants, health disparities, and surveillance. As director of the Network, he leads a team that links the wisdom and expertise from the local arena to state and federal policy makers looking to better integrate LGBT health into their activities (see more on the project blog, lgbthealthequity.wordpress.com). Dr. Scout has been doing policy advocacy work for over 10 years. He has cognitively tested surveillance measures and written a series of briefs on LGBT health policy; his most recent is LGBT Cultural Competency in Funding. He is a co-author of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Provider Guidelines for LGBT Care and their online LGBT cultural competency training. Dr. Scout was the first recipient of the Community Service Award from the National Coalition for LGBT Health and has received the President’s Award from the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Addiction Professionals. Dr. Scout is an openly transgender father of three kids, as well as a vegetarian who usually travels with his folding bicycle.
Notes for introductions: Scout’s preferred gender pronoun is “he”. Please shorten the bio above if doing a live introduction.